Gregory Jost

Email: [email protected]

Office: DE 404B
Phone: 718- 817-3391
Fax: 718-817-3846

  • Gregory Jost is a Bronx-based educator, facilitator, and community scholar with expertise in the history of redlining and other forms of structural inequality and the movements to counter these forces through grassroots organizing, community reinvestment, and economic democracy. His education and expertise come from a blend of traditional academic learning and working with and in communities as an advocate, researcher, organizer, and designer. He has extensive experience co-designing curricula, interactive exhibits, databases, and popular education workshops and is currently writing a book on the Bronx’s history with redlining.

    After guest-lecturing for numerous courses, seminars, and programs at Fordham for over a decade, Jost began teaching as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 2017. His primary course has been Urban Issues and Policies with a focus on the Bronx's history with redlining and disinvestment and grassroots-led campaigns for policy models that address deep and systemic issues. He also has taught the Internship Seminar: Community Organizations. Gregory's consulting work at Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association in the South Bronx keeps him grounded in current campaigns and coalitions fighting back against the extractive economy and fighting forward for community ownership and control. 

    Previously, Jost helped launch and grow the Undesign the Redline exhibit and engagements of Designing the WE in cities across the nation, co-founded a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) cooperative in his neighborhood and served as a long-time board member and board chair at New Economy Project. He was appointed to the Archives, Reference, and Research Advisory Board for the City of New York and has been a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council at Fordham University since its founding in 2019. Gregory also served as the long-time Deputy Director of the University Neighborhood Housing Program in the Northwest Bronx, where he led a team in creating the Building Indicator Project database to evaluate levels of physical and financial distress in 62,000 New York City apartment buildings, which continues to serve as a key organizing tool in winning agreements from banks, federal and state regulators and city agencies to improve living conditions for hundreds of thousands New York City tenants. He is a proud adopted Bronxite and has been part of the Fordham community for 30 years. 

  • BA, Fordham University
    MA, Fordham University

  • Urban Issues and Policies

    Internship Seminar: Community Organizations

    Community Service and Social Action

    New York is My Campus